Latina Crafting Superstar Kathy Cano Murillo Sets Sail to Host The Crafty Chica Creativity Cruise

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Fire up your glue guns and sharpen those scissors, it's time for the Crafty Chica Creativity Cruise. A 3-day gourmet arts and crafts adventure hosted by nationally syndicated craft columnist and book author, Kathy Cano Murillo (The Crafty Chica). Long Beach to Ensenada, September 29-Oct 2nd, 2006.

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One of the craft world’s brightest superstars Kathy Cano Murillo, the Crafty Chica, will host The Crafty Chica Creativity Cruise from Long Beach, CA to Ensenada, Mexico. September 29-October 2nd, 2006 on Carnival Cruise Lines.

Craft cruises are the hottest form of travel and Murillo is leading the way with The Crafty Chica Creativity Cruise. This exclusive 3-day artsy Mexican excursion offers soulful art workshops that combine culture and technique with a colorful "chicafriend" atmosphere. All skill levels invited and Murillo will personally instruct the students.

Murillo is a professional artist, nationally syndicated crafts columnist, a television personality, author of six books, a podcaster and national workshop instructor. Her cyber home,, receives more than a million hits a month from innovative, sassy women seeking her offerings of easy do-it-yourself ideas. Her artwork is carried in shops and galleries around the country.

“This is every crafty chica’s dream vacation,” says Murillo. “It celebrates chic, cool Latino style. That means edgy, classy, hip projects that incorporate Mexican pop culture and vintage ephemera delivered in a party atmosphere. It’s the perfect bonding time for moms and daughters, sisters and cousins -- and of course, crafty friends!”

The foundation of the projects are Murillo’s books: "Crafty Chica’s Art de la Soul", "Making Shadow Boxes & Shrines" and "La Casa Loca". In addition to instructing workshops, Murillo will share tips to liven up your life, writing, art as a business and motivation techniques.

Workshops include glitter art, shrine making, stamping, picture jewelry and collage/paper arts themed to Frida Kahlo, Dia de los Muertos, Loteria bingo, Mexican cowgirls, Mexican romance comics, Mexican cinema and more. Guests will use Kathy’s new line of Latin-themed rubber stamps and her Muy Mexicana collage sheets.

This exclusive package includes: Round trip 3-night cruise to Ensenada, all supplies needed for workshops, cocktail party, all meals, room and board, four workshops and an open lab night, a feature film, shopping in Ensenada, contests, prizes, giveaways, Crafty Chica tote bag with treats, including a copy of Kathy’s "Art de la Soul" book, on-ship entertainment including a Saturday night show.

Price pp is $607 inside cabin, $657 outside cabin on Carnival’s Paradise ship. Interviews and photos available upon request.

More information: 800 795-1008 or

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